A flood or water damage may cause a substantial amount of standing water. Whenever you find yourself in such a situation, you should seek immediate water extraction services, as standing water quickly saturates personal possessions, furniture, flooring, and the building structure. This translates into the rapid rise of secondary damage to your property, as well as restoration costs and time for repairs. Additionally, standing water quickly becomes contaminated turning into grey and black water, which poses more health risk.
Servicemaster has state-of-the-art equipment and water damage certifications to perform thorough water removal regardless of the amount or source of water damage. We work 24/7 and send a professional crew to extract water and dry out your home immediately after receiving an emergency call. Contact us now for professional water removal and full water damage restoration.
Water removal is a common step in the process of water damage restoration. Trained water damage technicians will begin water extraction right after estimating the damage and stopping further water release (if possible). Standing water is normally removed with the help of portable or trailer mounted water extractors. Specialists also use hydrometers, water detectors, and infrared cameras to spot and remove water from the hidden spaces.
If water is still present in the air, soaked possessions and saturated materials, especially porous ones can become damaged. Thus, water removal should be followed by thorough drying and dehumidification. If the saturated water in the personal items is not dried out, the materials will swell, warp and cause mold damage.
Water Damage Company
When you face several inches of standing water in your home, all you might want is to have it removed as soon as possible. Still, water damage restoration takes more than that. This is why it is so important to work with a company that can take care of the whole restoration process: water removal, drying, cleaning, sanitizing, repairs and addressing emerging mold issues.
Other things to look for when choosing a water damage company for water removal include:
- Around-the-clock response and operation time.
- Free estimates.
- IICRC certification.
- Availability of licenses and insurance for all technicians.
- The proximity of the provider’s location.
- Years of experience in the restoration business.
- Client reviews.
Water in Basement
Water damage may happen for a variety of reasons: burst pipes, overflowing reviews, sewage backups, uncontrollable leaks. While water damage may happen anywhere in the house, basements are the most likely to suffer major water events. First, in addition to the mentioned causes of water damage, the basement can be flooded with rainwater if the storm gutters and downspouts are clogged or the water table is located high in the ground. Second, water in the basement is less obvious allowing for substantial water release before the hosts even notice the issue.
When you have water in your basement, do not rush down to assess the damage - basement floods pose some serious safety hazards:
- flooded appliances and sockets may cause electric shock,
- flooding may cause a gas leak in your basement;
- water is likely to contain raw sewage transmitting microbes and bacteria and might also have rodents that will try to escape from water;
- water in the basement can cause structural damage compromising the integrity of your home.
To stay on the safe side, call in a professional water damage restoration company to extract water from your basement and fully dry the house structure.
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February 2018, I had a water burst in the kitchen of my rental property. Nightmare - and I was not in town. I found Service Masters on a google search. When I called (after hours of course) the phone was answered immediately by a human! Good sign. Service Masters worked with the Insurance company and with me all the way through the project. After the kitchen was completed...more damage was found in the bathroom (it is an older home). I proceeded with Service Masters for the bathroom project also. The results are amazing! So fantastic that I don't even regret that this all started with the sudden burst of a water line in the kitchen. A nightmare turned into a living dream. The home is gorgeous now. Service Masters communicated with me all the way through. Every department supported me with every question and concern that I had. When doing my taxes for the 2018 year, Shannon and Karl tirelessly answered all my questions about the breakdown of costs. I can't say enough in a positive way about this company. Service Masters "YOU ROCK!!!!!"
Service Master came into my home to clean and deodorize after a smoke mishap. The job took about 4 weeks. I have to say that I was not looking forward to having people in my home for this duration of time. Tyson Holman was in charge of setting up the job and was articulate about explaining what would need to occur in order to clean the home. Tyson was also considerate in understanding my special needs for non toxic cleaners and went above and beyond to come to the house and show me different cleaning product options (on New Years Eve!). Alyssa Radke was my point person who took over coordinating the clean up with such a keen eye for the detail and organization. She systematicaly coordinated the entire clean up, communicated in ways above and beyond what I was expecting. Alyssa kept me updated on her arrival time every morning, the daily and weekly cleaning goals, as well as when she would be finishing for the day. Alyssa kept me updated on every aspect of the project with such open lines of communication and transparency. I trusted her completely to be in my home when I was not there. I cannot say enough about her work ethic, communication, personality, and core spirit. This speaks to the values of this company and I would recommend ServiceMaster and specifically Tyson and Alyssa to anyone!
Such a great company. Kept me informed of the work and repairs they were making. Took the extra effort to keep unaffected areas clean. Our little water claim was taken care of in a timely manner. Highly recommend this company.
Kitchen fire project. Service Master staff was great at helping with insurance coverage and getting all aspects of smoke and physical damage done quickly and coordinated well. I wish I had started with them rather than a contractor who didn't really care about providing actual service. Highly recommend.
Tyson was an incredible help during our recent fire and smoke damage claim. From investigating and collecting estimates, to cleaning the house thoroughly and beautifully, to setting up work for the other vendors to perform to bring the house back to pre-fire condition Tyson worked relentlessly. I am so grateful for his expertise and hard work!